Aug 11, 2013 7:00pm PDT
discrimination in corporate america. martha this is because of discrimination? >> not all of it. but a good portion of it is. absolutely because of discrimination. >> why would employers all discrimina discriminate? they are all sexist? >> some don't pay enough attention to who they are paying what. they don't realize that maybe front linemanagement is making decisions that are not in the best interest of women. some of them think they can get away with it and th goes back to the early 20th century when people paid women less because they were women and said so out lewd. >> you are saying that is 100 years ago. are you saying that is still going on today? >> i am saying we still live in the legacy of it absolutely. otherwise why would take two jobs like school cafeteria worker and school custodian. why would those not be paid the same because they are the same skill level, same entry level type of job yet the custodians make more because they are predominantly male, the cafeteria ladies are just that predominantly female and that job pays less. the same is true for parole office
Aug 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. let me start with you, martha and ask you about the president's decision. we saw what happened in parliament yesterday, and david cameron, we know if we go, we go without the support of other countries, maybe france, that's it at the moment. martha, what kind of gamble is the president taking by waiting until congress comes back, debates and weighs in. >> well, i was surprised at what he said today, and giving this tell graphing of time. i think the congress should have been called back on the 22nd of september, the day after we knew that it happened. there are three concerns that we have very quickly. we've got to be sure that they aren't moving these chemical weapons, those are things we need to be aware of. we need to be assure that israel doesn't get attacked. finally, we really don't know what russia is going to do. and they have tried to play the good cop bad cop while they've been supporting hezbollah. there's a lot of questions that need to be asked, i don't think tell graphing the times is the best way to do it. >> this is not really a barm issue. this is an issue, and wh
Aug 10, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. >> heather: a wide ranging news conference. president obama is headed to martha vineyards for a family vacation. earlier today he was addressing war veterans promising to make sure that the brave men and women who defend our county have all the resources that they need. wendall goler is awaiting his arrival in cape cod, massachusetts and joins us live. >> the president is due here in the next hour to start an eight day vacation away from congress. they have made military families a priority and today they unveiled an action plan on mental health research meant to improve treatment of brain injuries. he noted that the u.s. is on track to withdraw from afghanistan by the end of next year but the combination of ending the war in iraq and winding down the afghan fax is overtaxing the disability office. there was a backlog of 600,000 claims back in march. that has been cut by about 20%. >> we will eliminate the backlog once and for all and move ahead for paperless systems so the backlog doesn't come back. so it has to be right first time, on time. [ applause ] after years of military servic
Aug 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT
islamists in charge of egypt. >> you know, i want to go back to the president's news conference martha's vineyard, took time out from his vacation to denounce the violence we've been showing on our screen. what he didn't denounce were the attacks on coptic christians and these christian churches, the coptic pope is in hiding, a great many christians as well. and yet no denouncetion from this president. why is that? >> you know, gregg, i actually think the president did a good job this week in martha's vineyard when he talked about this issue. we didn't come out and say that the islamists won the election and they should be in charge. that's a good movement from this president. i think it's a very difficult time when you have so much violence going on and you have to remember that he was speaking right after many people, 600, 7 ooshgs 00, 800, are being reported killed. he should have said the violence against the christians in egypt is absolutely unacceptable as well, but i think he got it right in balance and that hew l denounce that violence against the christians. but let's be clear.